Department Chair Resources

The University of Nevada, Reno is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education and is governed by its Board of Regents.  The NSHE Code is incorporated into faculty contracts.  The NSHE Board of Regents Handbook establishes major NSHE procedures; the University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws establish major UNR procedures.  Both NSHE and UNR procedures and policies govern university practices.  Colleges, schools, and departments have bylaws and internal policies that govern practices within those units.

For NSHE procedures and policies, see:

Board of Regents Handbook (Title 2 is the NSHE Code)

Board of Regents Procedures and Guidelines Manual

For UNR procedures and policies, see:

University of Nevada, Reno Bylaws

University Administrative Manual 

For College, School and Department procedures and policies, see their bylaws and additional policy documents.  The Faculty Senate maintains a list of the major unit bylaws.  Colleges, schools, and departments typically place their other policies on their web site as well.

If you have questions about policies and procedures, start by contacting the responsible party in your college or division.

At the university level, the following offices and people have responsibility for the following matters. This list covers the offices most frequently contacted by academic departments; it is not exhaustive.

Several resources for Department Chairs and Directors are contained in this document.